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May 8, 2013
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Forecast dry on revenue increases

Lawmakers hoping the Economic Forum would bail them out of the fiscal crunch with a significant increase in projected revenues got almost no help last week. The forum added just $7.9 million to revenues for the remaining two months of this fiscal year and $36.7 million for the coming two-year budget cycle. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, said the minimal increase was about what she expected after being briefed by staff. “It’s disappointing because I still don’t believe we have enough revenue in this current budget to start restoring our education cuts,” she said. “We can’t fix any …

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